b. 1978, Danish Textile Designer
Margrethe Odgaard graduated from The Danish Design School, textile studies, in 2005 and also studied at Rhode Island School of Design in USA. In 2007 she was selected to participate in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition. In 2006, 2007 and 2009 she was awarded grants from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation, and in 2008 and 2009 she received grants from The Danish Arts Foundation. In 2008, Margrethe Odgaard decorated the restaurant Mielcke & Hurtigkarl in Frederiksberg Park. Odgaard works with reactive printing techniques on linen and cotton, and her works are based on experiments with a single overarching idea that intrigues her, and which she wants to explore in depth; this may be a technique that she wants to test or a sensation that she wants to convey. Odgaard finds much of her inspiration in music and art, including street art, and these elements form the basis for the simple, graphic patterns and humorous repetitions in her unique expression.
FOLD-UNFOLD is a tablecloth where the creases play with the pattern in the form of dye that appears to be flowing in the creases. The tablecloth is made of cotton with a digital print and a reactive dye that has subsequently been ironed into distinct creases. Margrethe Odgaard has always been fascinated with her grandmother’s old linen tablecloths, folded to perfection. “But when they are put on the table,” she says, “the creases always bother me.” Thus, the idea springs from the notion of highlighting the creases to make them a part of the expression of the tablecloth.
140 cm x 220 cm